Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Are You Really Worth All The Trouble?
What you think about yourself is a determining factor in your personal success. Many times in life we are our own toughest critics, holding ourselves back for a variety of reasons. Looking around at others or circumstances for the reason why we have not reached the level of success we desire, when the reasons reside within us. It was this very concept that created the daily thought journal and then this blog. Our internal conversation will be the single most important conversation we have each day. What we choose to read, watch, or hear everyday will impact our thoughts and then actions. Choosing to listen to the masters of our times, rather than our own self-doubt and others lack of vision can shore up your self-esteem and will be a critical daily choice. You are worth any effort you can make to improve yourself and grow. The difference between those who succeed and those who don’t is the belief in yourself more than anything else. We were all born with the same potential, we have different gifts, but we have the same potential. Do you believe you are capable of great things? It is the starting point to achieving what you were created for. Start your internal conversation every day with affirmations that you are worth it and it’s time to start acting like it!
“Performance, health and happiness are grounded in the skillful management of energy.” Dr. Jim Leohr
Polar Smart Coaching Training Tip: Get the Right Gear
Sometimes in life spending a little money can actually save your life. The innovations in sporting gear in the last few years have been amazing, making them lighter more durable and more fun to play with. If it gets you to exercise more then it is worth every penny. I have been a cycling junkie for years and years, the bike I have now is one of the carbon-fiber super light bikes, and it gets me out of bed many mornings to get on and go. My heart rate monitor is a little pricey, but keeps me excited about what I did the last time I ran or biked. When it comes to exercise I spend what I need to get the right gear. It makes my workouts more enjoyable. Every time I go up a hill on my new bike I am grateful it is super light. A good pair of running shoes is worth it’s weight in gold, Get the right gear to exercise, it will make a huge difference in your exercise experience and the motivation to get out and go. Make it more fun to exercise, some of the technology being developed around exercise now is really cool stuff. Give yourself every reason possible to get out and exercise every chance you get, and get the right gear to help you make it happen, it is an investment in you living younger and longer.
Nutrition Tip: Alcohol Management
Alcohol consumption can be the reason why most people struggle with weight gain as they age. Alcohol has a lot of calories that don’t translate into fuel for your body. Alcohol calories are considered to be “empty calories” (no nutritional value), and tend to lead to more consumption of additional food calories as well. The dehydration that occurs in association with alcohol consumption is 1 ounce of alcohol will dehydrate 8 ounces of water from your body, reducing your metabolic rate. Significant vitamin depletion also occurs with alcohol consumption. All in all, alcohol management represents your best way to keep the calories in check and give you a great chance to lose that extra weight and keep it off. Have fun but drink a glass of water for every alcoholic drink you consume and you will find it much easier to manage your weight.
“The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.” Henry David Thoreau
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